Panel 3: PSU Research Highlights: Bicol Communities and Ecologies

PEMSEA-PSU Webinar Series: Historicizing Disaster Risk Management: The Ecology of Mt. Isarog and its Environs

Monday, August 16, 2021
8:00 PM (Pacific Time)

The diverse ecologies of the Partido district make it an excellent case study to highlight the links between biodiversity and landscape knowledge. This panel will discuss ongoing Partido State University research projects that have the potential to bridge environmental and local knowledge systems. Panelist will provide descriptions of the diverse ecologies of the Partido District, highlighting the need for an integrative and multidisciplinary approach in understanding human-environment relationships. The panel also discusses what is known about Isarog’s biodiversity index, develop research strategies, and apply the strategies in the field.

To access articles and materials from the panelists, click here.


  • Ricky Laureta, PSU Maria
  • Christina Gumba, PSU
  • Marjorie Atole, PSU

Moderator: Da-wei Kuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan


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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia, Partido State University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, National Chengchi University Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Sustainable Studies, Luce Foundation, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA Anthropology, Philippine Commission on Higher Education